July 2020 e-Newsletter
Wine & Learn about Women United
Please join Women United virtually on Tuesday, August 18 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. to learn how this amazing group of over 100 women are strengthening the community through philanthropy, leadership and volunteerism. The group is flexible so women can choose their level of involvement and there is a ‘no guilt’ policy because all those attracted to Women United are generally very busy people. As donors to United Way, they lead by example to ensure that Lake County’s most vulnerable children are prepared for kindergarten and ready to succeed.
Now is a great time to learn more about this fabulous group and the community-minded women who are involved. To receive the event details, please RSVP to Diana Nielander at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the event by clicking below.
Leaders United Assist with COVID Relief
Leaders United members and friends helped 300 Zion families in need by distributing boxes of food as well as hand sanitizer and face masks. Together they loaded trucks for remote sites, packed boxes for distribution, directed traffic and distributed boxes filled with produce, meat and milk. Thank you to Northern Illinois Food Bank, Humanity First Lake County and Zion Park District for coordinating this event.
Follow Leaders United on Facebook for more updates about their work in the community and to get involved.
UWLC Staff Participate in Pride Drive
Here at United Way of Lake County, we fight for equity and justice for all. On June 30, UWLC staff participated in Waukegan’s first Pride Drive. Participants decorated their cars and joined the drive through downtown to celebrate our incredibly diverse community. Amazing things happen when the community comes together!
Now Available: Annual Report 2019
Thanks to your generosity and kindness, we are transforming communities by bringing together people who have the passion, the expertise and the resources needed to get things done.
We are proud of all that we have achieved together and extend our deepest thanks for the financial resources our supporters have entrusted us with to create lasting change for children and families in Lake County.
Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?
We have teamed up with Lake County Government to coordinate local COVID-19 response volunteer efforts. Volunteers are needed to pack and prep meal boxes, deliver meals to homebound seniors, write letters of encouragement, provide general office support, and more. You’ll find a list of volunteer opportunities on the 211LakeCounty.org website.
The most urgent need is for homemade cloth masks. There are various locations around the county that are collecting these masks to distribute to vulnerable populations. For more information about donating masks and other volunteer opportunities, click below.
Respond to the 2020 Census Today
The next 10 years depends on your next 10 minutes! Answer 10 questions and help bring a decade of funding to Lake County for roads, schools, healthcare and much more. It’s easy, confidential and important. You can respond online at my2020census.gov, by phone at (844) 330-2020, or by mail.
If you need help responding or have questions, call 211 or text your zip code to 898211.